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      04-13-2007, 02:19 PM   #1
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Talking *** Amber no more.... Replaced with Black Carbon Fiber ***

Some people had gotten little previews of my project i have been working on for the past 3 weeks or so.

History - I had originally wanted to do this project in the middle of last year, but i just didnt want to open my headlights. I waited a long time until i found the right bargain and ordered one at a time from e-bay, looking at around $130-$150 a piece.

I had an extra headlight laying around from when my car and headlight got keyed a while back so i experimented. I tried to open it the first time.... i shattered the angel eyes. Lesson learned

When i finally got both headlights, I figured it was time to start playing around. Let me say - this is NOT EASY. Here is a list of how long each one took.
. Opening the headlight - 2 Hours - each
. Removing the old glue from lense and housing - 1.5 hours - each
. Preparing the Carbon Fiber for molding and cutting - 2-4 days
. gluing the CF to the amber - 1 hour
. Clear coating the Fcuk out of the CF to give it a good apearence - 2 weeks
. Resealing the headight - 1-2 hours -each

Overall it took over 3 weeks to get everything right and finished up the way i wanted it to. I almost ruined it all though because i tried cleaning the chrome bezel around the headlight and completely Wipped off ALL the chrome. Luckly i had the extra headlight laying around so i had a spare, even though it wouldnt fit right the first time.

I'm pretty damn happy with the overall project and i think it looks amazing. Current setup i'm running with the headlights is now:
. LUX 2.1 ( yes i said 2.1)
. X5 chrome blinkers
. Osram 6000k D1S headlights
. CF Covered amber

What Does Everyone Think???
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      04-13-2007, 02:21 PM   #2
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damn! it goes so well with SG. This is gonna be pricey huh?
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Looks amazing!!! Well done!!

I've been pushing for CF and silver CF overlays for a long time. Obviously, those won't look as good as your integrated custom solution but the CF pattern is better than the smoked or flat ones already offered here, imho.

oneshare325, we should give it a try soon...
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all right HOW MUCH! HOW MUCH you want! to do them!
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wow thats gorgeous, you should try marketing these as kits, even though it takes 3 weeks for each one.
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HOLY SHIT.
oh man, if you make these for members, I GUARENTEE you'll make bank!

That looks Sexy as F*CK!
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looks great. goes well with your car
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HOLY SHIT.
oh man, if you make these for members, I GUARENTEE you'll make bank!

That looks Sexy as F*CK!
for sure! thats the first one i see like that, its a great idea and itll look good on most cars and most colors
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Thanks for the comments so far. I was thinking about maybe offering to do it for other people, but i'm not really sure. There is a high chance of breaking them, so i dont know if its a risk i want to take.

If people want to make offers for how much they are willing to pay, i can replace the amber with just about anything that i would imagine. Well, any sort of fabric, maybe not anything that is stiff or rigid
Ideas for replacing the amber - ....
. Silver or black CF, or any other color too.
. Cool paints. http://alsacorp.com/paints.htm
. sheets of textures - may or may not work. http://www.alsacorp.com/products/she...sheetingfx.htm
. Painted CF Look. http://www.briansmodelcars.com/tutor...D=52&CurPage=1

Other ideas??

here is a Ghost chrome paint by Alsa Corp.
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wow!! i like those better than the euros!! nicely done!!
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wow .. NICE!!!!!!!! good job!
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Holy cow! That's the best mod innovation I've seen in a while. Great job!
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